Everything you wanted to know about track & field and cross country

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Coaching
Fundamentals of Coaching
Coaching Tips
Coaching education & certificates
Coaching Pole Vault

Technique of events
CompleteTrack
ChampionshipProductions

Sprints
How Usain Bolt created history and became the fastest man ever.
How do they get going so quickly?
Stride Length vs Stride Frequency in the 400 Metres
How fast can a human run?
10 Research Articles
Sprint Mechanics – Sprint Form Analyzed – Biomechanics
Warmup Demonstrations: Lauryn Williams 100 gold medalist at the 2005 World Championships
Curve Running Tips
Drills for Sprinters
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Relays
Master the Relay Handoff for Faster Times
4x100m Relay Stagger Drill
Relay pass
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Distance
Kim Conley’s Race Day Routine
Do I Need A Cool-Down After Running In The Cold?
Mo Farah Running Technique: Learn to Run Faster
Why are Kenyans so good at distance running?
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Hurdles
High Hurdle Technique: Guy Drut
Speed and Power Drills: Hurdles
Improving the lead Leg
one step drills
Intermediate Hurdles: Tips and Drills
Frequency Drills for Hurdlers!
Approach Drills for Clearing the Hurdles Properly!
Lower Your Times When Using these Excellent Hurdling Tips!
Takeoffs & Touchdowns for Hurdles
Get Over Hurdles Smoothly and with More Endurance!
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

High Jump
What’s The Best High Jump Technique?
20 Drills & Techniques for Teaching the High Jump
Discover Proper Takeoff Technique for the High Jump!
Anatomy of a High Jumper with Derek Drouin
High Jump Form Slow Motion
6-4 Approach for the High Jump!
Aspects of the High Jump : High Jump Tips
Technique for the Top of the Bar!
Curriculum Guide to the High Jump
See also ChampionshipProductions

Pole Vault
Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault
Step-by-Step for Beginners to Pole Vault
Technique’s revolution in Pole Vault
Renaud Lavillenie’s world record pole vault in slow motion
Incredible slow motion video of 17 year old pole vaulting superstar Mondo Duplantis clearing prep record
Speed & Power Drills: Pole Vault
Pole Vault pop up inversion drill
3 Best Vault Drills. ALL LEVELS!
See also ChampionshipProductions

Long & Triple Jumps
Plyometric Drills for Long Jumpers!
London 2012 Olympics Triple Jump Men Slowmo
Long Jump slow motion form analysis
Lengthen All Phases of Your Triple Jump!
Common Errors and Corrections Triple Jump
Triple Jump using a Great Progression Workout!
The secret of triple jump by jonathan edwards
Establish a Consistent Approach for Horizontal Jumps!
30 Drills & Techniques for Teaching the Long Jump
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Throws
Discus Video #9 – Proper Block and Release
Shot put – Ryan Crouser Olympic record 73′ 10 1/2″ SLO-MO
World Record Shot Put slow motion form analysis – Glide Technique
DISCUS THROW TECHNIQUE COMPARISON
Teaching Progression for the Shot Put
Teaching Progression for the Discus
How to Hold the Discus!
Holding the Shot
EliteThrowsCoaching
Coaching Glide and Rotational Shot Put
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Cross Country
25 Golden Rules of Running
Running On Air: Breathing Technique
Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom
See also CompleteTrack
See also ChampionshipProductions

Strength training
10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Nutrition & health
7 Foods That Are Totally Messing With Your Sleep
Caffeine What Energy Drinks Actually Do to Your Body
Congested for Months
Eat Like an Elite: Alia Gray
Tips to Control Pre-Race Anxiety

Care and prevention of injuries
Achilles tendinitis (pain anywhere along the back of the tendon, but usually close to the hee)
Blisters interview with podiatrist Rebecca Rushton
Chafing
Concussion for Students
Cramps
Foot pain
Hip pain
Heat Illness, Prevention Video
ID of Heat Illness
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (swelling and pain on the outside of the knee)
Plantar fasciitis (deep ache in the middle of the heel or along the arch of the foot)
Runner’s knee (tenderness behind the back of the knee)
Shin Splints
Stretching Part 1 Part 2, Video
Stress fracture, Why Young Runners Get This
Staying Motivated Through Injuries
Adriana Barich on how mental illness ending collegiate athletic careers

Female issues Hey whats a better word than issues?
To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food Written Audio
Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman
Eat up! Girls require steady fuel to thrive
What is the Triad?
Fueling the Runner: Bone Health
Iron Level Upkeep For Runners

Equipment
Fleet Feet
Heart & Sole Sports

Recruiting
This would be legally, like within your school
Transfer Eligibility
How I was recruited to the sport of Track & Field

Coaching Advise
Jim Underhill
Pat LaFortune

Inspirational
Ron Kamaka, “Never give up!” HJ 7-3½ Arizona State Univ. (Rancho Cotate ’81, SRJC ’83) 1984
Ryan Hall breaking away to a 59:43 American record in Houston.
Montgomery Motivational Practice Video 2017
The most inspirational video you will ever see Nick Vujicic
5 Star Wars Quotes That Can Be Perfect Running Mantras

Timing & result company’s
diablo timing
EZMeets
rt timing

Officiating and Rules
Interested in becoming a CERTIFIED USA TRACK & FIELD OFFICIAL
Official Timing at Long Distance Running Events
NFHS Rule Changes and Interpretations

College scholarships
Ultimate Recruiting Guide for High School Athletes
How to Earn a Scholarship for Track and Field
Be wary of athletic scholarships

World Records
Every Official Men’s 100m World Record
100m 10.49 Florence Griffith Joyner
Top 10 – Fastest 200m Races
200m 21.34 Florence Griffith Joyner
Michael Johnson Breaks 200m & 400m Olympic Records – Atlanta 1996 Olympics
Rio Replay: Men’s 400m Sprint Final
800m David Rudisha 1:40.91
Men’s 110m Hurdles Sprints of all time
Kendra Harrison breaks 100 meter hurdles WORLD RECORD in 12.20 seconds!
SHOT PUT WORLD RECORD PROGRESSION
Discus World Records

Redwood Empire great moments
Sherri Minkler, Analy 1985 State 3200m 4th 10:37.78, blue outfit
Marc Spina, Montgomery 1986 State 800m 5th 1:52.36, lane 2 red shorts
Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa 1986 State 300m LH 5th 43.55, lane 7
Mike Koellsted, Calistoga 1986 State 110mHH 7th 14.77, lane 1
Sharon Polley, El Molino 1988 State 100LH 14.55, lane 2
Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa 1987 State 300LH 43.27, lane 8 again on the 9 lane track.
Julia Stamps, Santa Rosa 1994 Footlocker Nationals
Amber Trotter, Ukiah 2001 Footlocker Nationals
Withers 4:14.16, Tesfasilassie 4:16.66, Cody 4:19.42 2004 NCS 1600
Santa Rosa 49.50, Montgomery 49.66 2011 NBL Finals 4×100 Meter Relay
Courtney Tuck, Petaluma 5/4/11 HJ 5-6
Danielle Steffen, Petaluma 2011 NCS PV 11-9
Luis Luna, Piner State 2011 State 3200 8:55.43
Kathleen Durand, Maria Carrillo 2013 State DT 144-3
Kirsten Carter, Santa Rosa 2017 NCS 100 11.89 +0.5, lane 5
Kirsten Carter, Santa Rosa 2017 NCS 200 24.35 +0.7, lane 6
Videos

Funny stuff
Before they were famous
Can’t sleep?
Humor T-Shirts
Not so fast! Irish runner gets entangled in a freak accident
Michelle Jenneke hurdles in wedding dress
Don’t Be That Awkward Runner
hurdler destroys everything in path

Movies
Running Movies, click on the little photos

Music playlists
Sara Hall’s Pre-Race Playlist

Photos/Videos
guide to track & field photography
Three Tips: Covering Track & Field
How to Photograph Cross Country Meets
Sports Photography Techniques